Tomb Raider has been out for less than a day, and already we're hearing word of a movie adaptation in its early stages. Seems the game industry isn't the only one interested in the younger, grittier Lara Croft, and we could very well see another Tomb Raider movie in the next few years. Crystal Dynamics is working closely with GK Films to see this potential movie reboot properly done, too.
On developing Tomb Raider, Crystal Dynamics boss Darrell Gallagher commented on the studio's responsibility to the series:
“We were faced with a challenge that is rare with videogames, given that games are still quite a new medium: How to continue this franchise as it transitions from generation to generation, not only with hardware but players as well. Seventeen years is a long life for videogames.”
At least the game turned out successful, but a movie could either be hit or miss. At least the developers are keeping an eye on this one, though, and GK Films has a fair track record, having produced The Departed, Rango, and Hugo.
In terms of working with GK Films, Gallagher said:
“They are working from this new take that we’ve given them. It’s a good partnership. We’re seeing the challenges through the same lens.”